Apple Adds iMac Pro as Other Macs Get Performance Upgrades

Apple Adds iMac Pro as Other Macs Get Performance Upgrades

Alongside the Mac hardware upgrades, Apple also is discussing software updates to both at its conference this week.

The iMac range now starts at Rs. 90,900 for the 21.5-inch non-Retina model, a price drop of Rs. 1,000, though you do get newer internals.

AMD Radeon Pro 500 offers a level of power operating efficiency that lets them maintain full performance in the confines of today's all-in-one devices like the new Apple iMacs. A MacBook Air refresh isn't a fail-safe bet, but previous reports indicate that Apple's most affordable notebook is getting a new processor as well.

Word has it that new MacBooks are set to be revealed together with the highly talked about 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

Apple has acknowledged that it needs to do better and on Monday it addressed some of these concerns by unveiling a new iMac Pro with super-fast Intel Xeon chips, Advanced Micro Devices' Radeon Vega graphics processor, and up to 128GB of pre-installed RAM.

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The rest of the Mac line will also be getting the Kaby Lake processor up to1.3 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz.

Apple is bringing Intel's 7th generation Kaby Lake processors to the new iMac, along with what Apple calls "the best Mac display ever", offering 500 nits of brightness, or 43 percent brighter than the previous generation. They are going to need that cooling too, the iMac Pro starts at an 8 core Xeon processor and goes all the way to a configuration that supports up to an 18 core Xeon processor. Although the spec bumps and slashed prices were welcome, it was the unexpected iMac Pro that really stole the show. All of the new models are available now.

At the back of the room was a single iMac Pro to look at, but not to touch.

These new, more powerful iMacs represent Apple making good on a vow to introduce PCs that cater to the professional market. "We reengineered the whole system and designed an entirely new thermal architecture to pack extraordinary performance into the elegant, quiet iMac enclosure our customers love - iMac Pro is a huge step forward and there's never been anything like it".

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